How to Unhide a Facebook Post on Mobile

Do you want to bring a hidden post back to your timeline so everyone can see it? If so, Facebook makes it easy to unhide your hidden posts.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 30, 2022

Do you want to bring a hidden post back to your timeline so everyone can see it? If so, Facebook makes it easy to unhide your hidden posts. Let’s explore how this is done on mobile devices.

This is for mobile devices using Facebook. Screenshots are from iPhone XR

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When you unhide a post, the post becomes available on your timeline. Later, if you change your mind, you can re-hide the post and make it hidden again.

If you are using an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the official Facebook app to make a post visible.

First, open the Facebook app on your phone. At the top right-hand corner of the app, tap the Menu icon (three horizontal lines). On some devices, the Menu icon may be in the lower right-hand corner. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Menu

Next, a Menu page will open. Scroll down this page, then tap Settings & Privacy. See the below image:

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Accessing Settings & Privacy option

Now, in the expanded Settings & Privacy menu, tap Settings. See the following image:

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Accessing Settings option

Next, on the Settings & Privacy page, scroll down to the Your Information section and tap Activity Log. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing Activity Log option

Now, scroll down the Activity Log page to the Logged Actions and Other Activity section. Here, tap the down-arrow icon. See the below image:

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Accessing Logged Action and Other Activity option

Next, select Hidden from profile in the menu. See the following image:

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Accessing Hidden from profile option

Facebook will now display all your hidden posts depending on the number of posts. If you have a large number of posts, you may get a server timeout message in trying to load your data. If you keep timing out, select the View Activity History button to locate a hidden post.

Now, to unhide one of these posts, tap the three dots next to the post. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting a post to unhide

Next, from the menu that opens, select Add to profile. See the below image:

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Add the post to your timeline

And Facebook will add your post back to your timeline.

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How to Invite Others to Like a Facebook Page

Have you come across an interesting Facebook page that you think your friends would like? If so, invite your friends to like that page so they all see the page’s content in their news feed.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 29, 2022

Have you come across an interesting Facebook page that you think your friends would like? If so, invite your friends to like that page so they all see the page’s content in their news feed. Here’s how to do this on desktop and mobile.

This is for the desktop and mobile using Facebook. Images are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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You can only invite your friends to like a Facebook page. If you want to invite someone who is not your friend, you will have to add them as a friend first. Later, if your friends do not Like a page, they can remove their like from the page to stop seeing the page’s content in their feed.

Invite Friends on Desktop

On a desktop computer, like Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook, use the Facebook website to send out page like invitations.

First, open a web browser on your computer and launch Facebook. On the site, access the page to which you want to invite people.

Once you see the page, in the tab list beneath the page name, click the three dots menu icon (at the far right). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the menu

Next, in the menu that opens, click Invite Friends. See the below image:

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Selecting Invite Friends option

Now, you will see an Invite Your Friends window, where you will choose your friend(s) to send an invitation to.

Next, to ensure all your friends are listed, at the top of this window, click the drop-down menu and choose All Friends. Then, from the list that opens, select the people to invite to like the page. In the window’s bottom right-hand corner, click Send Invites. See the following image:

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Select your friends and send invites

Tip: To let Facebook also send invites via Messenger, then in the window’s bottom left-hand corner, enable the Also send each invite in Messenger option.

Now, Facebook will send a notification to your selected friends asking them to like your page. They can then either accept or decline your invite for the page Like. Refer to the below image:

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Your invites are sent

Invite Friends on Mobile

If you are on an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, use the Facebook app to send invitations to like a page.

First, launch the Facebook app on your phone. In the app, open the page to which you want to invite people.

Next, on the page screen, beneath the page name, tap the three dots menu icon. See the below image:

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Accessing the menu

Now, scroll down and click Invite Friends. See the following image:

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Selecting Invite Friends

Next, an Invite Friends screen will open. Here, select the friends you would like to invite. Then, at the bottom, tap Send Invites. Refer to the below image:

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Select your friends and send invites

Now, your selected friend(s) will receive an invitation to like your Facebook page. See the below image:

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Your invites are sent

And that’s how you let your friends know about pages that exist on Facebook.

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How to Turn Off Facebook Active Status

When your active status is enabled on Facebook, your contacts can see that you are currently or recently have been online. If you do not want them to know your online presence, turn off your active status on Facebook.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 24, 2022

When your active status is enabled on Facebook, your contacts can see that you are currently or recently have been online. If you do not want them to know your online presence, turn off your active status on Facebook. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for iPhone, iPad. and Android. Screenshots are from iPhone XR. Images may be different on iPad and Android.

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Later, if you change your mind, you can re-enable active status and let people know that you are online.

First, launch the Facebook app on your phone. In the app, tap the three horizontal lines. If you are on an iPhone or iPad, you will find these lines at the bottom right-hand corner. If you are on an Android phone, these lines are at the top right-hand corner. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Menu

Next, scroll down the Menu screen that opens to the bottom, then tap Settings & Privacy. See the below image:

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Accessing Settings &Privacy option

Now, on the screen that opens, tap Settings. See the following image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, on the Settings & Privacy page, at the bottom of the Audience and Visibility section, select Active Status. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Active Status

Now, to turn off your active status, on the Active Status page, disable the Show When You’re Active option.

Note: To re-enable your active status on Facebook, turn on the Show When You’re Active option.

See the below image:

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Disable Active Status

Next, tap Turn Off in the prompt that appears. See the following image:

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Select Turn Off to hide your Active Status

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When you encourage others, you in the process are encouraged because you’re making a commitment and difference in that person’s life. Encouragement really does make a difference.

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How to View/Unblock Blocked People on Facebook Using Mobile

Want to find all the people you have blocked in your Facebook account? If so, Facebook keeps a list of all your blocked users, which you can access and use to unblock a user if you want.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 22, 2022

Want to find all the people you have blocked in your Facebook account? If so, Facebook keeps a list of all your blocked users, which you can access and use to unblock a user if you want. Let’s explore how to do this.

This is for mobile phones using Facebook. Screenshots are from iPhone XR

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To check your blocked people list on your iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, we can use the Facebook app.

First, open the Facebook app on your phone. In the app, tap the Hamburger icon (the three horizontal lines). On an iPhone and iPad, the icon is in the bottom right-hand corner. On Android, you will see the icon in the top right-hand corner. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Hamburger icon

Next, scroll the Menu screen to the bottom and tap Settings & Privacy. See the below image:

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Accessing Settings & Privacy

Now, in the expanded menu, tap Settings. See the following image:

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Accessing Settings

Next, in the Audience and Visibility section, choose Blocking. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting Blocking option

Now, on the Blocking page, you will now see a list of people you have blocked in your account. To unblock someone, next to their name, tap the Unblock option. See the below image:

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Selecting to unblock a person

Next, on the message that opens, confirm your action by taping Unblock. Continue to unblock others or exit Settings. See the following image:

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Confirming to Unblock a person

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How to Make a Shareable Facebook Post

If you are the type of person who often makes long, informative posts on Facebook, you have probably gotten the request, “Can you make this shareable?

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
March 8, 2022

If you are the type of person who often makes long, informative posts on Facebook, you have probably gotten the request, “Can you make this shareable?

This is for mobile devices. Screenshots are from iPhone XR

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Facebook’s sharing feature is a great way to allow users to spread posts, in their entirety, from the original source, instead of just reposting.

Make Individual Post Shareable

First, find the post you want to make shareable and click the three dots (the Menu icon) in the upper right-hand corner. Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the menu

Next, in the pop-up menu, tap Edit Privacy. See the below image:

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Accessing Edit Privacy option

Now, in the Edit Privacy menu, tap the checkbox next to Public, then tap Done. See the below image:

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Set Privacy to Public

And you are all set. Your friends and followers will now see a Share button beneath your post. They can click this button to share your post wherever they want.

You will have to repeat this process for each post you want to make shareable.

Make All Posts Shareable

You can make all posts sharable when creating a post by tapping on the Select Audience button. Refer to the below image:

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AccessingSelect Audience

Next, in the Edit Audience menu. select Public, then tap Done. See the below image:

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Selecting Audience to Public

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How to Set Facebook’s Dark Mode on iPhone

Facebook’s dark mode on iPhone turns your entire social media experience dark, giving profiles, pages, newsfeeds, and everything else, a sleek appearance.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
JMarch 3, 2022

Facebook’s dark mode on iPhone turns your entire social media experience dark, giving profiles, pages, newsfeeds, and everything else, a sleek appearance. Let’s explore how to set this feature.

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First, launch the Facebook app on your phone.

Next, in the app’s bottom bar, tap the hamburger Menu icon (the three horizontal lines icon). Refer to the below image:

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Accessing the Menu

Now, on the Menu page, in the top-right corner, tap Settings & Privacy (the gear icon). See the below image:

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Accessing Menu Settings

Next, on the Settings & Privacy page, from the Preferences section, select Dark Mode. See the following image:

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Accessing Dark Mode option

Now, a Dark Mode page will open. Here, you have various ways to control the mode:

  • On: Enable this option to activate dark mode in the Facebook app.
  • Off: Turn off dark mode with this option.
  • System: This option uses your phone’s default mode, which means if you have enabled dark mode on your iPhone, the Facebook app will also use dark mode. The same applies to light mode.

Refer to the below image:

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Enabling Dark Mode

And instantly, the Facebook app will turn dark. See the below image where we have the dark mode set to System. See the below image:

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Your Facebook in Dark Mode

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How to Add Alt Text to Facebook Images

Facebook automatically adds alternative text (alt text) to images you upload, but the descriptions are not always accurate. You can make your images more accessible to visually impaired users by writing accurate alt text for your images.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
January 18, 2022

Facebook automatically adds alternative text (alt text) to images you upload, but the descriptions are not always accurate. You can make your images more accessible to visually impaired users by writing accurate alt text for your images. Let’s explore this feature.

This is for devices using Facebook. Screenshots are from iPhone XR.

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Use the Mobile App

To add alt text to an image you are uploading using the Facebook mobile app, first, open the app on your smartphone, compose a new Facebook post, then select a photo from your device to upload. In the post preview, tap the three dots in the top right-hand corner of the image. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to edit a photo

Next, a menu will appear at the bottom of your screen. Here, tap the Edit Alt Text option. See the below image:

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Selecting Edit Alt Text option

Now, you will be on the Change Alt Text screen. In the text box below your image, enter the text that accurately describes the image you are posting. Then, tap Done. See the following image:

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Entering Alt Text and saving your change

The alt text is now added to the photo. Refer to the below image for our final image:

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Your final image

Keep in mind that this alt text description can only be read if someone is using a Screen Reader to access Facebook; it will not be visible on the image.

Use the Desktop App

You can also add alt text to your images on Facebook from your computer. First, launch Facebook from any browser of your choice and then begin creating a new post with an image. Next, in the post preview, click Edit in the top left-hand corner of the image. Refer to the below image:

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Selecting to edit a photo

Now, the Photo Detail window will appear. Here, click Alternative text at the bottom of the menu in the left-hand pane. See the below image:

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Selecting Alternative Text option

Next, the Alternative text menu will expand. Click the bubble next to the Custom Alt Text option to select it, and then enter the alt text for your image in the text box. See the following image:

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Entering your custom Alternative text

Now, click the blue Save button at the bottom of the window. Refer to the below image:

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Saving your change

The alt text is now added to the photo. Refer to the below image for our final image:

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Your final image

Keep in mind that this alt text description can only be read if someone is using a Screen Reader to access Facebook; it will not be visible on the image.

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How to Log Out of Facebook on All Devices

With so many devices and so many social media accounts, it can be hard to remember where you are logged in to which accounts. To protect yourself from potential hacks, it’s a good idea to log out of social media sites, like Facebook, once you are done with your session, especially if you are using someone else’s device.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 28, 2021

With so many devices and so many social media accounts, it can be hard to remember where you are logged in to which accounts. To protect yourself from potential hacks, it’s a good idea to log out of social media sites, like Facebook, once you are done with your session, especially if you are using someone else’s device.

But, if you forgot to log out, or suspect an unauthorized third-party login, you can still log out of all devices at once from your Facebook’s account settings. Let’s explore how this is done.

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Use Mobile App

If you use an iPhone, iPad, or Android phone, you can use the official Facebook app to sign out from Facebook on all your devices at once.

First, launch the Facebook app on your smartphone.

In the Facebook app, tap the three horizontal lines menu. On an iPhone or iPad, this menu is at the bottom of the screen. On an Android phone, you will find this menu at the top-right corner of the display. Refer to below image:

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Accessing the Menu

Next, scroll down the Menu screen that opens, and tap Settings & Privacy. See below image:

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Accessing Settings & Privacy option

Now, select Settings. See following image:

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Accessing Settings option

Next, scroll down to the Account section. Here, tap Password and Security. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Password and Security option

Now, on the Where you’re logged In header, tap See All. (Note! My display text automatically changes size and the See All may be somewhat hidden depending on font size. See below image:

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Accessing See All option

Facebook will display the list of devices where you use your account. At the bottom of this screen, tap Log Out of All Sessions. See following image:

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Accessing Log Out Of All Sessions option

Next, select Log Out. Refer to below image:

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Confirm your action by tapping Log Out

And Facebook will log you out from all your logged-in devices!

To use your Facebook account on those devices again, you will have to enter your Facebook username and password.

If you just want to log out of one session, tap the 3-dot icon to the right of a session, then tap Log Out and the session will be removed. See below image:

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Log Out of one session

Use Facebook Site

If you are on a Windows, Mac, Linux, or Chromebook computer, use the Facebook site to sign yourself out from all your Facebook logged-in devices.

First, launch a web browser on your computer and open the Facebook site.

Next, at the top-right corner, click the down-arrow icon. See following image:

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Accessing the Menu

Now, select Settings & Privacy. Refer to below image:

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Accessing Settings & Privacy option

Next, choose Settings. See below image:

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Accessing Settings option

Facebook will take you to your account’s settings page. Here, in the sidebar to the left, click Security and Login. See following image:

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Accessing Security and Login option

Now, from the Where You’re Logged In section, click the See More option. Refer to below image:

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Accessing See More option

Next, you will see a list of devices where you use your Facebook account. To sign out of all these devices, click Log Out Of All Sessions at the bottom-right corner of the Where You’re Logged In section. See below image:

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Accessing Log Out Of All Sessions

Now, a Log Out of All Sessions prompt will appear. Next, click Log Out in the prompt to confirm your choice. See following image:

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Confirm your action by tapping Log Out

And Facebook will log you out from all your logged-in devices!

To use your Facebook account on those devices again, you will have to enter your Facebook username and password.

If you just want to log out of one session, click the 3-dot icon to the right of the session, then click Log Out and the session will be removed. Refer to below image:

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Log Out of one session

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The thing that doesn’t fit is the thing that’s the most interesting: the part that doesn’t go according to what you expected.

Richard P Feynman

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How to Pin/UnPin a Facebook Post

What does it mean to pin a post on Facebook? A pinned post is a status update that you manually select to stay at the top of your page’s timeline, meaning it will not slip down as you continue to add other posts to your page.

RAYMOND OGLESBY @RaymondOglesby2
October 5, 2021

What does it mean to pin a post on Facebook? A pinned post is a status update that you manually select to stay at the top of your page’s timeline, meaning it will not slip down as you continue to add other posts to your page. Let’s explore how to do this.

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You can only have one post pinned to your profile at a time. If you try to pin a second post, that second post gets pinned and the first post gets unpinned.

Pin to Your Profile

First, launch a web browser on your computer and access the Facebook site. Next, log in to your account and in the top right-hand corner of the site, click your profile icon. Refer to below image:

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Accessing your Profile

Now, on your profile page that opens, find the post you want to pin. At the top right-hand corner of the post, click the three dots menu. See below image:

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Selecting the 3 dots menu

Next, from the three-dots menu, select Pin post. See following image:

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Selecting to Pin your post

And immediately, Facebook will pin the selected post to the top of your profile page. Scroll up your profile and your pinned post will appear there. Refer to below image:

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Your pinned post

To unpin a pinned post, from the top right-hand corner of the pinned post, select the three dots menu and click Unpin post in the menu. See below image:

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Selecting to Unpin your post

Facebook will remove the post from the top of your profile page. It will continue to appear at its original location in your profile, though. Now, refresh the page or exit Facebook.

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How to Pin/Unpin a Twitter Tweet

Pin to Your Page

In addition to your personal profile, you can pin a post to your Facebook page, too.

First, access your page and find a post to pin. (Note! I am doing this on my business page using my iPhone). Next, at the top right-hand corner of the post, click the three dots menu. See following image:

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Selecting the 3 dots menu

Now, from the three-dots menu, select Pin to Top. Refer to below image:

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Selecting to Pin your post

Next, Facebook will add your selected post to the top of the page.

To remove the post from the top of the page, from the top right-hand corner of the post, click the three dots menu. Next, from the menu that opens, select “Unpin from Top. See below image:

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Selecting to Unpin your post

Quote For the Day

You can’t just ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them. By the time you get it built, they’ll want something new.

Steve Jobs

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How to Access Two-Factor Authentication for Major Apps

Two-Factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra security layer to your accounts across the internet. 2FA means your accounts require information beyond user name and password to confirm you are who you say you are before you can get into the accounts. Let’s explore how to access 2FA.

Two-Factor authentication (2FA) adds an extra security layer to your accounts across the internet. 2FA means your accounts require information beyond user name and password to confirm you are who you say you are before you can get into the accounts. Let’s explore how to access 2FA.

This is for iPhone, iPad, PCs and Macs. Screenshots are from Windows 10 and iPhone XR

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The “second factor” comes in after you enter your username and password, which are considered to be the “first factor.” 2FA can be used to confirm your identity by asking for an extra piece of information. The additional information can be:

  • Something you know, like an additional passcode.
  • Something you have, like your phone to receive a one time authorization code.
  • Something you are, like a fingerprint or voice print. This is also called biometric security.

The idea is to provide another piece of information a hacker would not have, making it harder for the bad guy to break into your account.

The following is not an exhaustive list of services with 2FA ability, but we cover the major services everyone tends to use, and walk you through how to access. We will cover Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Instagram, LinkedIn, Microsoft, and Twitter. Activate 2FA on all of these and you will be more secure. Once you have found their 2FA screens you can can set it up for each app.

Amazon

First, launch Amazon.com on the desktop and login in to your account. Next, click the Menu icon in upper left-hand corner. Now, scroll down the drop-down menu to Your Account option.

Next, click on the Login & Security big button. Now, on the next page, click Edit next to Two-Step Verification (2SV) Settings. The preferred method is an authentication app (scan the QR code); phone number(s) are the backup method. Refer to below image where I already have 2SV based on my phone number (which is dimmed out):

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Amazon 2SV

If you think your account has been comprised, go back to Login & Security and click the Edit button next to Secure Your Account.

Apple

Following are the steps on how to access 2FA for Apple using either iOS or macOS.

On iOS go to:

Settings > [your name at the top] > Password & Security > Turn on Two-Factor Authentication.

On macOS go to:

System Preferences > iCloud, then sign in, click Account Details > Security > Turn on Two-Factor Authentication.

Note! once Apple 2FA is activated for two weeks, you can not turn it off. “Certain features in the latest versions of iOS and macOS require this extra level of security, which is designed to protect your information,” according to Apple. See below image for iOS:

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Apple 2FA

Facebook

First, login to Facebook on your desktop. Next, click the Down arrow in upper right-hand corner. Now, from the drop-down menu that appears, click on the Settings & Privacy option. On the next screen, click the Privacy & Checkup option. From there, click on the topic How to keep your account secure. Under this topic, you can access 2FA for Facebook. See following image where 2FA is On with a backup method of sending a text message to a phone number.

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Facebook 2FA

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Google

First, sign in to your Google account on your smart device. Next, at the top of the screen, locate the Security tab and tap it. Now, scroll down and tap the 2- Step Verification option. You can continuing scrolling to see more ways to verify you. Refer to below image where my 2SV is already turned On and I am using the backup method of Voice or text message:

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Google 2SV

Google calls its system 2SV . It’s all about identifying you via phone. When you enter a password to access your Google account for almost any service, if 2SV is on, there are multiple options to get that second step. First among them now: the Google Prompt. You simply add your smartphone to your account, make sure the Google search app is on the phone, and at login, you can go to the phone and simply acknowledge with a tap that you are the one signing in.

Instagram

First, launch Instagram on your smart device. Next, go to your Profile in lower right-hand corner, then tap the menu (the hamburger icon) on the top-right. Tap Settings > Security > Two-Factor Authentication. There you can choose how you would like to get your authentication code by tapping the Get Started button. See below image:

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Instagram 2FA

Linkedin

Business social network Linkedin makes it easy to set up verification, either by SMS texts or authentication app.

First, launch Linkedin on you smart device, then go to your Profile at upper left-hand screen. Next, go to Settings > Sign in & Security > Account > Two-step verification to activate it or deactivate. See following image:

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Linkedin 2SV

Microsoft

First sign into your Microsoft account on your smart device. Now, tap your Profile. Next, scroll down and tap Security. 2FA is the second option, tap on it. Once again, tap Two -step verification > Manage. Microsoft will suggest you get app passwords as needed for older service or devices (like Xbox 360); go in later to generate one as needed. Refer to below image:

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Microsoft 2SV

Twitter

First, to activate Login Verification on Twitter.com on the desktop, login to Twitter, Click the More menu on the left (the three dots) and select Security & Account Access > Security > Two-Factor Authentication. See following image:

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Twitter 2FA

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That’s it. With 2FA activated on these apps you are more secure. Please feel free to share this post! One way to share is via Twitter.

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